The brilliance of Ann-Sophie Bettez and the 30 shots of the Montreal Force were not enough to defeat the Connecticut Whale, which won 4-3 on Saturday at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.
Bettez scored a hat-trick with two goals in the first period before completing his hat-trick in the second.
For the Whale, Kennedy Marchment hit the target twice. His second was the winning goal.
Melissa Samoskevich got the other for the Whale.
Caitrin Lonergan had two assists.